James Casey

Rookie - 56 Points (11June 1940 / Binghamton, New York)

My Only Friend - Poem by James Casey

My Only Friend

In the darkness, these senses are on my mind
Far beyond six, there's more that are defined,
By me only ten, who is living alone all the time
Anger, my only friend…

I know the nun who is there when I wake,
When I am asleep, I dream she will take
My away from this place, it's all a mistake
Anger, my only friend…

I approach all with caution, and though I can't see,
I know they are watching and waiting for me,
I waiting for a fight that is not meant to be,
Anger, my only friend…

I wish only to gaze upon my mother, to hold
This feeling is wakened to darkness and cold.
This loneliness is getting very, very old
Vengence, my other friend…

'Vengence is mine ', so says the Lord
Why, did they leave me, those so adored?
I will show them, I'll have my reward
Vigilance, , is now my only friend...

Jim 1949
Edited 2013

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Poet's Notes about The Poem

Deserted by family in 1949, I wrote this while in my first orphanage. While going through some old papers it was found and edited to make more sense, while not removing the intent of the poem. basically spelling and punctuation

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  • (1/19/2013 9:36:00 AM)

    an amazing power, and spirit, of words; very moving! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, January 19, 2013

Poem Edited: Saturday, January 19, 2013

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